Outdoor Skating Rinks In and Around Calgary

In and around Calgary, there are plenty of great choices for outdoor skating rinks for you to enjoy this winter that are sure to get you excited about the crisp winter weather.

City of Calgary's outdoor skating rinks are seasonal and typically open mid to late December through February. Except for Olympic Plaza which, is generally open from mid-November to mid-March because of its refrigerated ice surface. Of course, ice conditions can change with the weather, and rinks may close if conditions decline or maintenance is required.

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Calgary

Bowness Park Lagoon

8900 48 Ave. N.W. | 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily

Skate rentals: Rentals provided by the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre (rental availability may differ from skating hours)

Enjoy free outdoor skating on the lagoon in the eastern portion of the park from mid-November to mid-March (weather dependent). Due to COVID-19, the number of skaters allowed at one time may vary. 

Carburn Park

67 Riverview Dr. S.E. | 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily

Outdoor skating at Carburn Park is on a one-acre skating rink in Riverbend and has become a community favourite. Take the time to get out and enjoy the free outdoor skating in the park's SE quadrant. 

Olympic Plaza

228 8 Ave. S.E. | 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily

Skate rentals and skate sharpening are available from the Skate Hut, located on the southwest corner of Olympic Plaza.

In the heart of downtown Calgary, this outdoor rink is the perfect spot for a night-time slide or a lively skate during the day. Enjoy the free-to-use outdoor skating rink in the east end of the park from mid-November to mid-March (weather dependent). Due to COVID-19, the number of skaters allowed at one time may vary. 

Prairie Winds Park

223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. | 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily

Enjoy free outdoor skating at the tennis courts near the south parking lot. When the weather gets crisp, the Westwinds community park is a great place to enjoy ice skating. Make sure you do what you can to stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19 while enjoying Prairie Winds Park.

Thomson Family Park

1236 16 Ave. S.W. | 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily

Enjoy free outdoor skating at Thomson Family Park that officially opened in October 2016. This new inner-city green space will give residents of the Beltline community further outdoor recreation opportunities and a chance to engage with nature right outside their doors.

Rinks in the Rockies

Canmore Outdoor Ice Rinks

Head on out to the mountains and enjoy all that Canmore has to offer. Beautiful mountain views, fresh cool crisp air, and an extensive list of winter activities can be enjoyed from October until April, including outdoor skating rinks (weather dependent). Please follow the below public health orders so that everyone can continue to enjoy the rinks all winter.

Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise

Skate rentals at Alpine Social Rentals, located in the lower lobby. 

The spectacular scenery and a gentle glide on the ice at Lake Louise is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. The ice is lit daily for night skating. If you're up for an evening glide, you will likely have the ice to yourself. 

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